Vancouver: VanDusen Botanical Garden and Kitsilano Beach Park

When one of my good friends said she was going to be in Vancouver for a work conference, I requested time off from work and planned a day trip to go see her. Brian was traveling for work so I thought it would be a fun solo road trip! We love Vancouver and have enjoyed …

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A Day at Crater Lake National Park

We spent Labor Day weekend completing an awesome roadtrip down the Oregon coast to Crater Lake National Park and north through Bend and Mt. Hood before returning to Seattle. I already detailed a few of the stops we made the first-leg of our journey and wanted to dedicate a little more time and attention to …

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Exploring Seattle’s Capitol Hill

We’ve had a lot of fun exploring different spots on Capitol Hill, from eating at Stateside to visiting the Volunteer Park Conservatory, to climbing the tower for views of the surrounding area, to taste-testing coffee at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery! As part of my birthday celebration, we added a few more experiences to the list, grabbing …

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Local Adventure: Capitol Hill

We continue to make our way through different Seattle neighborhoods, discovering the better known as well as the lesser known things to do, places to eat, and more. Although we've been to Capitol Hill on a few occasions, we haven't spent an entire day there getting to know the neighborhood. A few recent experiences include: Meeting …

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Seattle’s UPS Waterfall Garden Park

Did you know the United Parcel Service (UPS) was founded in Seattle's Pioneer Square in 1907 by two teenagers? That it was known as the American Messenger Co. until 1919 when its headquarters relocated to California? Me either! Not until my mom stumbled upon an 'only in your state' article that featured a few historical gems …

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Local Adventure: Ravenna and Greenlake

Borrowing from our commitment to exploring our own backyard when we lived in Ohio, I decided one of my 2017 resolutions would be to explore a new Seattle neighborhood each month of the year. In January we timed our visit to the International District with Lunar New Year, which was an exciting time to experience …

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Hiking in Wallace Falls State Park

We didn't get to ride our motorcycles at all in 2015 due to Ohio weather, our move to the Pacific Northwest and  weather in Washington. Brian spent a ton of time getting them ready for this year-- there's a lot that needs checked and refreshed when they've been sitting for more than 12 months-- but his …

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A Morning in Capitol Hill

Brian's mom recently came out for a long weekend visit, and after a full Saturday on Whidbey Island it was nice having a more low-key local adventure spending our Sunday morning in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. One of my friends and former co-workers recommended we spend some time in Volunteer Park, which is on …

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